Bjorn’s Corner: C Series flight controls

29April 2016, ©. Leeham Co: With the order by Delta Air Lines, the Bombardier C Series has taken the step up to be a viable alternative to Airbus’ and Boeing’s single aisle 130-150 seat aircraft. In my description of… Read More

Bombardier: Our turnaround plan is gaining traction

April 28, 2016: “Our turnaround plan is gaining traction,” said Alain Bellemare, BBD CEO, to lead off the first quarter earnings report for Bombardier. “This is a big win for Bombardier,” he said. “This is a strong endorsement for… Read More

Airbus Group 1Q 2016 results: Slow start to the year, guidance maintained.

By Bjorn Fehrm 28 April 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus Group has had a slow start to 2016. Deliveries of A320neo, A350 and A400M are slowed by problems with engine and cabin suppliers. Only 127 aircraft were delivered out… Read More

Bombardier wins breakthrough C Series order, from Delta

April 28, 2016, (c) Leeham Co.: At long last, after years of disappointment for that big, breakthrough order, Bombardier finally got it: a huge deal from a blue chip airline, and one from North America: a firm order… Read More

Boeing 1Q results reveal “underlying strength”

April 27, 2016: Boeing delivered better financial results in first quarter that reflect “underlying strength” in the company, said Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of The Boeing Co., on the first quarter earnings call. Excluding charges of $243m pre-tax charges on… Read More

Boeing takes new charges on tanker, 747-8

April 27, 2016: Boeing took new charges on the KC-46A tanker and 747-8 programs, but not on the 787, its first quarter financial results announced. Boeing took a $162m pre-tax charge on the tanker at Boeing Commercial airplanes…. Read More

737-7X, 737-10 studies illustrate Boeing weakness in single-aisle market

Subscription Required Introduction April 27, 2016 © Leeham Co.: News that Boeing plans to develop a “737-7.5” MAX, following on the prospect of a “737-10” stretch of the 737-9 illustrates just how weak its single aisle product strategy… Read More

Airbus deliveries first USA-made A321ceo, to JetBlue

April 25, 2016: The first Airbus A320 family aircraft assembled at the Airbus Mobile (AL) plant was delivered today to jetBlue. The A321ceo, which the airline named BluesMobile, is the first of 10 A321s now in production at the plant. Eight… Read More

Pontifications: Earnings week for Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer

April 25, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer having their first quarter earnings call this week. Bombardier also has its Annual General Meeting concurrent with its 1Q earnings on Friday. The big anticipation will be… Read More

Can Bombardier extend CS300 to a CS500? Part 3.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction April 25, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: We will now finish our series where we look into how big an undertaking a CS300 stretch to a 150 seater would be for Bombardier. The… Read More